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Helena Martins was walking near her home in London last week when she was attacked by a stranger who had a problem with what she was wearing: a tie. Martins is a lesbian and dresses with a masculine style. The man went nuts, hitting her face and trying to drag the tie off her. During the attack, Martins lost the cochlear implant that allows her to hear, making the experience all the more terrifying. She posted this to Facebook, swearing she wouldn't feel safe wearing a tie again for a long while:

I don't think I'll be rocking a tie in the near future. Today, one street away from my home, I was assaulted by a man...

Posted by Helena Martins on Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Sources: Helena Martin | Just Giving